Boone (partially found drama TV series; 1983-1984)
Boone was a short-lived drama series that aired on NBC from September 26th, 1983, until August 11th, 1984. Created by Earl Hamner (who created the long-running hit TV series The Waltons), each episode was an hour-long. While Boone initially achieved success, it eventually found itself against other popular dramas and was canceled after thirteen episodes. No episodes have since emerged.
Set in post-war Nashville, Boone revolved around a teenage boy named Boone Sawyer (Tom Byrd) as he aims to be a rock star. Coming from a blue-collar family, they do not approve of Boone's ambitions. Each episode also had Boone singing a country and a rock song.
Syndication and Cancellation
Boone aired on NBC as apart of their Fall lineup of television shows on September 26th, 1983, and was initially a success. However, later on Boone found itself against other popular drama television shows such as Scarecrow and Mrs. King. As the show's ratings plummeted, ideas were thrown around by creator Eral Hammer to just interrogate the cast into The Waltons. The cast's agents told the cast to distance themselves from Boone, killing off any chances of a second season or an integration into the The Waltons.
Due to the fall from grace the series experienced during its syndication, no re-runs or home media of Boone have been released. The only piece of media from Boone to surf is the series' intro.
- Tom Byrd as Boone Sawyer
- Ronnie Claire Edwards as Aunt Dolly Sawyer
- Greg Webb as Rome Hawley
- Elizabeth Huddle as Faye Sawyer
- Barry Corbin as Merit Sawyer
- Amanda Peterson as Squirt Sawyer
- William Edward Phipps as Link Sawyer
- Katherine Moffat as Susannah Sawyer
|1||The Auction||For a chance to perform at the fair, Boone and Rome compete against a country band in an auction sponsored by a radio station||Lost|
|2||The Decision||Boone must decide whether to abide by his parents' wishes or pursue his passion for music.||Lost|
|3||Banjo||An orphan girl is overwhelmed by the Sawyers' warmth---and terrified that she may be separated from yet another family.||Lost|
|4||The Trial||Boone saves a hard-drinking country singer from an airfield accident but gets an injury that can threaten his musical carrer.||Lost|
|5||Second Fiddle||The bonds of friendship between Boone and Rome are tested when both are charmed by a society girl.||Lost|
|6||The Graduation||Despite a firm resolve to get his diploma, Rome finds his efforts thwarted by a teacher.||Lost|
|7||Chance of a Lifetime||A family crisis forces Boone to reconsider an offer that could be his ticket to musical success.||Lost|
|8||Words and Music||Boone and uncover a music entrepreneur's shady promotion racket.||Lost|
|9||Hard to Get||Boone becomes involved with a race-car driver, her young son and her other line of work.||Lost|
|10||The Frontline||Merit and Faye, who lost their older son in WWII, are upset when Boone tries to enlist in the Army.||Lost|
|11||The Runaway||Boone agrees to help his cousin, an aspiring country singer, even though he's struggling with his own career.||Lost|
- IMDB page for Boone. Retrieved 28 Nov '19
- Article about the fallout of Boone. Retrieved 28 Nov '19
- TV Guide page on Boone, which contains an episode list. Retrieved 28 Nov '19